Problem 3E

The volume of a cone is given by V = πr2h/3, where r is the radius of the base and h is the height. Assume the height is 6 cm, measured with negligible uncertainty, and the radius is r = 5.00 ±0.02 cm. Estimate the volume of the cone, and find the uncertainty in the estimate.

Solution:

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The volume of a cone is given by V= , where r is the radius of the base and h is the height. Here the height is 6 cm and the radius r = 5.000.02 cm. We have to find the volume of the cone and the uncertainty in the estimate.